After our visit to the flamingos in Sint Willibrordus and the colourful cottages of the commercial cade in Willemstad in the morning we should be at 1 p.m. at the diving center Ocean Encounters east of Curacao.
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The Ocean Encounters Curacao Diving Centre
Ocean Encounters Curacao Diving Centre is located right next to Lion Dive & Beach Resort, about a 15-minute drive from Willemstad. Here we had something very special in front: diving with dolphins. We were looking forward to it 🙂
The Dolphin Academy Curacao
After we had registered at the diving school and got our diving equipment, we went with two other guests and a diving instructor to the Dolphin Academy, which is located in the Curacao Sea Aquarium. Here a dolphin trainer informed us about the dolphins living here and prepared us for the dive.
Diving with dolphins
And a short time later we were already standing in front of the pool, where we were to get to know the dolphin “Pasku” 🙂 In the lagoon, which is connected to the sea and is thus washed with salt water, we looked for a sandy bottom place and then waited for it. It didn’t take long for Pasku to respond to his coach’s commands and come to us. Unfortunately, he was a bit distracted by the dolphin females in the side pool, so that he swam away again and again. For this reason we simply went to another pool, where 8 dolphins were housed. Two of the dolphins were with us all the time. Overall we were under water for a good half an hour and it was incredibly nice to experience and look at the dolphins so close.
We took a lot of photos and videos and were even allowed to touch them and let us give kisses. A truly unique and great experience! Since we were both so calm under water, the dolphin trainer asked us if she could try something with us and an untrained dolphin. We didn’t think long about it 😉 So we were under water a little longer and did the exercises with her with the dolphin, who mastered it quite well. Wow!
Our video of diving with dolphins
Here is our video of diving with dolphins in Curacao 🙂
All travelogues from our AIDA Cruise (Caribbean Sea)If you read the list of islands that AIDA is heading for on the route Caribbean Islands, you might think it was a dream for a moment: Dominican Republic, Aruba, Curaçao, Bonaire, Grenada, St. Vincent & the Grenadines, Barbados, St. Lucia, Dominica, Guadeloupe, Antigua. To reach eleven islands in 14 days is already a house number. But that was also the reason for us to choose this route. A cruise is predestined to get to know the Caribbean with its thousands of dream islands in a relaxed way. Here you can find all travel reports of our 14-day Caribbean cruise with AIDAdiva.
Day 01 Dominican Republic: Punta Cana – Short stopover before our cruise
Day 02 Dominican Republic: AIDAdiva – Our 14-Day Cruise in the Caribbean Sea
Day 03 Day at Sea
Day 04 Aruba: ABC Islands – Diving at the Renaissance Plane Wreck
Day 04 Aruba: Oranjestad – Tourist Attractions & Things to Do by your own
Day 05 Curaçao: Curacao – Island Tour, Attractions & the best Photo spots
Day 05 Curaçao: Ocean Encounters Curacao – Diving with Dolphins
Day 06 Bonaire: ABC Islands – Diving in Bonaire National Marine Park
Day 06 Bonaire: Kralendijk – Travel Guide & Things to Do
Day 07 Day at Sea
Day 08 Grenada: Diving on the wreck of the cargo ship Veronica L.
Day 08 Grenada: Molinere Bay – Diving at the Underwater Sculpture Park
Day 08 Grenada: Saint George’s – Tourist Attractions, Things to Do & Photo spots
Day 09 St. Vincent: Kingstown & Hiking La Soufriére Volcano
Day 10 Barbados: Wreck diving in Carlisle Bay Marine Park
Day 10 Barbados: Snorkeling with turtles in Carlisle Bay
Day 11 St. Lucia: Diving in the Caribbean with Scuba Steve’s Diving
Day 12 Dominica: Dolphins, Whale-Watching & the capital Roseau
Day 13 Guadeloupe: An island tour & the town of Pointe-a-Pietre
Day 14 Antigua: St. John’s, Nelson’s Dockyard & Fort Berkeley
Day 15 Day at Sea
Day 16 Dominican Republic: Punta Cana – Relax one day on the Beach